Berger 210 VLD & 300 RUM

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Varmint Hunter, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I have been trying some Berger 210 VLD bullets in my 300 RUM with a 27" Broughton 5C barrel. So far the best groups are running about .75moa @ 200yds. Not too impressive.

    Given the usual understanding that every rifle is unique in its preference for certain loads:

    What powders have been providing the most consistent results (with the 210 VLD) and how far into or off the rifling has worked best?
     
  2. JustC

    JustC Well-Known Member

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    VLD's typically like to be jammed. I would start at say .010" and move toward .020" in. Let me know as I am going to be trying this same combination myself soon. The 216gr clinch river pills are too hard to come by, so bergers may be what I use.
     

  3. Marine sniper

    Marine sniper Well-Known Member

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    I just started shooting the 210 VLD's in my .300 Weatherby 5/5 Pac Nor 25.5 in .925 turn neck chamber. I shoot them at 300 yards and the last time to the range I shot 3, 3 shot groups all were under 2.00 inches. This was on a hot day (slight boil mirgae) and I think I am responsible for at least 1/2 inch of the dispertion.

    I shoot 80.0 of 7828 right on the lands and grooves, mabe .0010-.0050 into them, it is hard to tell with the very shallow lead in my throat.

    I am going to try Retumbo and H1000, I think those powders would work well in your 300 UM as well. I think 7828 would be a little slow with this bullet in you rifle, it is mine.

    I loaded 30 rounds last night same load, except 15 or .010 shorter than the above load and 15 more are .010 shorter than that.
     
  4. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I also have some 210 VLDs to try. I have a proven sub MOA rifle. 700 with a 28" #4 Shilen select match bbl. I've had plenty of success with the 200 AB and 180 Scirocco. I will be trying H1000, Retumbo, Re25, WC 872, US869.

    I'm thinking the first 2 will be what I end up with and possibly the Re25 as it has been a proven, repeatable tack driver with the Scirocco and AB bullets.

    I may also try VV N165 and N560 since I have plenty on hand. I will start with bullets touching the lands.
     
  5. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    88-89g of H-1000 worked great out of my 700 LSS in 300 RUM. Velocity was 3K and accuracy was .5-.75 MOA to 800 yards. Bullets were seated to touch the lands.

    Also tried Retumbo and got decent results, but not as good as the H-1000 load.
     
  6. grizzly

    grizzly New Member

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    I was going to try seating depth using the berger 210. How do you know when you have seated the bullet close to the lands or into the lands?
     
  7. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I am sure that there are many tools that work well for this. I use a Stoney Point (now owned by Hornady) OAL guage and a Stoney Point bullet comparator. They are very easy to use and seem quite accurate with a little practice.
     
  8. grizzly

    grizzly New Member

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    Will a regular 300 ultra mag case work to find the oal for my 300 tomahawk..or do I have to use a fire formed case for this ?